1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Coors Extra Gold - Coors Brewing Company

Coors Extra GoldCoors Extra Gold

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
60
poor

228 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 228
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 30.65%


Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-06-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Coors Extra Gold Alström Bros
Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 80 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Mebuzzard
Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.17/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Drank from can.

Not much aroma. Smelled like a corn, barley, hops dirty sock. But not too strong.
Taste was shallow, light, and short lasting. Corn, straw, some malt. Wide mouth gave it points for drinkability. I can pound these b/c of its lightness. Good for frat parties, fishing, or a dare

Serving type: can

01-26-2006 00:49:21 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of ColoradoBobs
ColoradoBobs

Colorado

1.55/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Previous reviewer pretty much said it all. Not much here, except a hint of malt and hops, mostly covered by cheap adjuncts and bit of skunkiness. Sad to say, this is more expensive than Coors Light, but it's not worth any more. Drink this only if someone else buys it for you, you're thirsty, and there's no water available.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2005 05:25:06 | More by ColoradoBobs
Photo of AltBock
AltBock

Ohio

1.2/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12oz. can that I got for free. That's a good a thing because I would never pay for the stuff. The only good about this was the appearance, which was a golden color with a 1 inch of white foam. It went down hill from here. The smell was horrific! It smelled like a cross between apple juice and urine. The taste and mouthfeel were the same, a heavily waterd down malty beer. Give me a bottle of water over this any day. If you want a cheap beer with no taste then get this beer.

Serving type: can

08-05-2005 04:35:10 | More by AltBock
Photo of cro250klr
cro250klr

Pennsylvania

1.08/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

There are a few things in this world that will probably never be fully understood....How could Jesus have turned water into wine? How could Anheuser and Busch train a Clydesdale to piss in a bottle? And how in hell does Coors manage to take pure mountain water and render it undrinkable.!? I spent time in Aspen in the early 80's and the waters are beautiful. I also drank Coors out there. From what I remember it wasn't that bad. Now, I can down maybe three before my head is exploding. The only good thing that I could say about this beer now is that when it's poured in a glass it doesn't look that bad. And that glass better be sterile enough for surgery because, if it isn't, the head will disappear in two seconds. As far as smell, taste and mouthfeel, I'm sorry. It blows. Drinkability? Well, you know how your piss looks if you don't drink enough of water? Real dark yellowish/orange. If you put that piss in carbonated water you'd have a pretty close example of Extra Gold. I don't thing Adolf Coors had this in mind when he started his brewery. This is just another fine example of what happens when any buisiness gets too big. More money is sunk into advertising than into product quality.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2005 16:19:04 | More by cro250klr
Photo of Suds
Suds

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Actually, this beer doesn’t look half bad when poured from a 12 ounce can into a footed pilsner glass. It’s a deep golden color, with an almost champagne like effervescence and a respectable 1.5 inches of creamy white foam. It’s really an appealing sight. The smell is sweetish, with a malt and grain theme, and a little vegetable character in the background. Essentially no hops in the aroma. Taste starts a little sweet, with a one-dimensional graininess, and the finish is crisp and somewhat dry. Slight bitterness in the finish. It’s a light, very watery beer…as expected. There’s nothing really offensive about this beer, it just comes up short in the intensity of its flavor.

Serving type: can

01-22-2005 18:56:38 | More by Suds
Photo of Gusler
Gusler

Arizona

2.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer after departing the 12-ounce brown bottle resides in the glass a clear golden amber color with a portly bright white head that frothy in texture and the resultant lace a thin sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is all malt, crisp and clean, start somewhat sweet, lightly malted and the top thin. finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, dry lingering aftertaste, well it will keep you from dying of thirst!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2004 20:06:33 | More by Gusler
Photo of Zorro
Zorro

California

3.35/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear truly golden colored brew, looks like a regular Coors only more concentrated.

Smell is clean with a clear malt scent to it and the distinctive lemony yeast smell to it that only Coors brewery seems to have. There is a bit of corn smell to this but it is a supporting scent not a main feature.

Taste is fairly yeasty and lemony; it tastes like Coors regular X2. I grew up on Coors in Texas and New Mexico so I do like the Coors distinctive flavor. Flavor is quite clean for an American lager, it's no Microbrew but it is better than a Budweiser, which doesn't taste like much.

Mouthfeel is good; it is a solid brew that is more grain than water.

Drinkability is good, it isn't the best lager out there but it isn't bad.

Serving type: can

11-30-2004 03:42:16 | More by Zorro
Photo of ZAP
ZAP

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear gold color...small whisp of white lace...cooked corn and soft graininess on the nose...full bodied for a lager..pretty thick for a lager...taste is sweeter for the style at first but finishes dry...I think this is one of the better American lagers made...not a great beer but fuller bodied and tastier than most...I can enjoy these...better out of a can actually...

Someone mentioned this was rolled out to compete with Busch...If I remember right it was originally slotted to compete with MGD, etc...kind of a tastier Coors, but not premium like Michelob or Lowenbrau were considered...

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2004 03:44:22 | More by ZAP
Photo of Shiloh
Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average macro from start to finish and well deserving of a 3.0 score. Certainly drinkable when watching the game or any other social type function but lacks character.
Medium/light body of a bright golden hue and light carbonation.
Very limited head/lace/ring/&cling.
Slight grain in the nose.
Sweet complete with some evidence of the hops but limited.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2004 01:25:19 | More by Shiloh
Photo of GeoffRizzo
GeoffRizzo

Texas

2.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dingy pale yellow hue, thin head, but decent lacing; husky and grainy nose at best. Crisp and a bit of a nice twanginess up front, there is some decent malt flavoring, very thin bodied. Not much in the hops category, some adjunct flavoring noticed in the body. Overall, a bit refreshing and she does go down smooth, yet not to go bonkers over.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2003 02:16:43 | More by GeoffRizzo
Photo of yen157
yen157

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orange tinted head which proved to be slightly sticky. Deep, dirty gold body that reminds me of slightly tarnished brass. Stewed grain nose (not in a malty way) with some dusty hops thrown in to remind you that this is, indeed a beer. On tasting, it’s hard to miss the big mouthful of bland grain. Nondescript hop flavor was present along with a surprisingly decent bitterness for a sub-premium American lager. The bitterness doesn’t build at all, but at least it’s there to do a little cleansing.

Not to shabby for a macro, especially since it was rolled out to compete with Busch!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2003 00:41:27 | More by yen157
Photo of AtLagerHeads
AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not being a Coors hater I was pleased to give this beer a try and it did not disappoint me. It does appear to be darker gold than the original formula and that gives the sense of more body even if the body has much the same lighter texture and feel. Decent enough head that does reced quickly and only light lace effect. Sense of malt and some adjuncts in both taste and aroma. Drinkable beer even if it does come from one of the major macro brewers.

Serving type: can

07-22-2003 18:01:12 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of BeerResearcher
BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

2.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a bad "looking" beer", then it goes down hill from there. It really is gold in color with a foamy white head and not much lace. Smells of damp corncob, sweet malt and mild hops. The modest malt body has tastes of hay and some pleasant herbal grainy qualities. The hops are barely discernable, but what there is, is hardly describable. I guess a light metallic taste is not too far off. It is better than I expected.
ps - This was a joke father's day gift from my college senior son.

Serving type: can

06-15-2003 20:31:31 | More by BeerResearcher
Photo of adamboeckman
adamboeckman

Kansas

3.93/5  rDev +58.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold and black can that talks about patience in creating the distinctive lagers of the past and other statements. Not much for a head when poured, it quickly disappears. However, the aroma is attractive and the lager has a dark color compared to its other Coors beers. My first taste of it was great, however it lacks in the balance of the malts, and has sort of a over roasted taste. Altogether though, this beer in my opinion is the best of the Coors brand and I would recommend for something new. Not a everyday beer though.

Serving type: can

06-08-2003 20:55:28 | More by adamboeckman
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal-clear golden body topped by a creamy bright-white head that displays decent retention and leaves some nice lace. The color is actually somewhat darker than the standard Coor's, although I'm not sure why. I was under the impression that the Extra Gold was simply the standard banquet beer with additional aging time; although based on the color there seems to have been some additional Maillard reactions taking place in the kettle as well. But the label also mentions the "slow aging of the roasted malts" (?) and the "three extra brewing steps to craft every batch" - whatever that means! The nose delivers the sulphur constituents and gentle fruit of the Coor's yeast in combination with a mildly grainy malt. The body is light, and combines with a fine and somewhat moderate carbonation leaving it lightly crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a well-balanced, grainy malt threaded with mild, background hop flavor. It finishes drying with some residual malt, a touch of light herbal hop flavor, and a very mild bitterness. It's got a little bit of character to it which is nice! Refreshing.

Serving type: can

04-28-2003 18:32:14 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of Rifrafboy
Rifrafboy

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden yellow. Little head. Taste is maltier and more smooth than regular Coors. Hoppiness is apparent as are accents of grains, husks? This is nice and malty. This is better than I expected, and would call this a premium Coors product. Wish it was cheaper and more available where I live.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2003 18:21:14 | More by Rifrafboy
Photo of xXTequila
xXTequila

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I am looking for something cheap to stock the fridge up with I usually pick this one.
Looks just like every other american lager. Pale yellow with hardly any head.
Smells clean and sweet, alittle grainy.
Tastes much more malty than most American Lagers. Crisp with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2003 11:12:29 | More by xXTequila
Photo of Frozensoul327
Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this stuff as i had never heard of it, and it was 11.99 for a 30 pack. I was quite suprised, as this stuff was very gold in color and had (GASP) real flavor! It reminded me of coors original, and for the most part was, with the exception of a smoother element and not much of a head. Overall, it's not a bad beer by any standards. If you are a coors fan, give it a try.

Serving type: can

01-19-2003 12:03:19 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of Dogbrick
Dogbrick

Ohio

1.63/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can version. I paid exactly 50 cents to try this. I was all ready to make fun of the name but this beer really does have an nice gold color which surprised me. It smelled and tasted pretty crappy though, and that didn't surprise me at all.

Serving type: can

12-04-2002 12:18:50 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of Kwak
Kwak

New Jersey

1.7/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This is one of the better things to come out of Coors.
The head was thin with a little taste you have to drink it quick because it's gone in two seconds.
The Body is plane and bland clear golden tint (looks like bud) well carbonated>
The taste was like they added more taste to original Coors still slight malt and hopps but a little better. Nice refreshing drink butt would not recommend for mass consumption!!

Serving type: can

11-29-2002 23:28:16 | More by Kwak
Photo of Beastdog75
Beastdog75

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

One of the better Coors products. Now its simply called "Extra Gold" (minus the "Coors") but this stuff is still pure Coors. Still kinda cheap, but it actually has some flavor to it and would make a good lawnmower beer.

Extra Gold pours a dark straw/light gold color. Not quite as gold as I was expecting it to be. I actually got a decent two fingers of white foam when I poured this out of the can, and it lasted a minute or two. The smell was grain with what I thought was a slight tropical fruit smell, and add in some slightly musty/husky grain notes. The mouthfeel was smooth but still fizzy. The first sip had some pronounced grain and malt flavors. After trying the other Coors beers it almost seems strong. Slightly bready, and a very slight hint of toasted malt, along with some hop flavor. There is a decent amount of hop dryness in the finish, which surprised me. The aftertaste is lacking, as it is very clean with only hints of malt, even though the dryness somewhat carries over. Tiny amount of alcoholic warmth to finish this one out.

As one of the previous BAs said, this is good stuff to have with your macroswiller friends. I'm going out on a limb and saying it tastes good. Nothing too exciting about this beer, but it gets the job done and won't give you "nasty beer face."

Serving type: can

11-14-2002 23:36:41 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of Scoats
Scoats

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

When I was going through Golden CO, we stopped at the Coors Brewery. Being a beer geek, I of course hold my nose at the mention of Coors. Having seen a lot of small breweries, I was quite interested in seeing a huge one. I managed to sample/choke down all four Coors beers while there. This one was the only one that was any good, and the only one with any character.

I had always liked this beer. I think I'll start keeping this around the house for macro drinker visitors and occaisonally for my own enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2002 10:54:10 | More by Scoats
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Even pouring it out of the can did not produce much of a head. Crisp taste though. Could be a good "wedding" type beer if trapped at such a poor function. Although I probably would opt for water instead.

Serving type: can

10-04-2002 08:06:06 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Photo of marc77
marc77

California

2.15/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear light golden hue topped by a quickly settling head. Light graininess and cooked corn in aroma, but is otherwise clean and unappealing. The overall bland flavor is dominated by corn sweetness... hop bitterness is virtually nonexistant, while both hop and malt flavors are absent. Very watery mouthfeel. Finishes abruptly, not unlike seltzer water... I feel like I haven't even had a beer. Other than a pronounced corn flavor, there's absolutely nothing noteable about this brew, but I guess that's the point.

Serving type: can

07-07-2002 11:56:55 | More by marc77
Photo of ElGuapo
ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

it is only 10.99 for a thirty case to start. we then move on to a golden colored brew that is sharply carbonated. the carbonation is a bit much, but the beer is a bit more mild in flavor. it is not great, but they go down pretty easy, and for the price, it is pretty hard to beat

Serving type: can

07-04-2002 20:38:46 | More by ElGuapo
Coors Extra Gold from Coors Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.